Egg Industry

The commercial production of eggs for human consumption is regulated under the Primary Produce Safety (Egg) Regulations 2014 or the Egg Food Safety Scheme (Egg Scheme).  

The Egg Scheme gives effect to the requirements applying to Tasmanian egg producers under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Food Standards Code). This includes the requirement that all eggs for sale or use in commercial catering must be stamped with the producer's unique identification.

In this Topic

  • Egg Food Safety Scheme
    The Primary Produce Safety (Egg) Regulations 2014 establish an Egg Food Safety Scheme (Egg Scheme) for egg production under the Primary Produce Safety Act 2011. The Scheme was finalised on 22 December 2014 and commenced operation in law on 1 February 2015. The Egg Scheme prescribes the accreditation requirements in respect to the production of eggs and egg products. Information on the Egg Scheme and accreditation under the Scheme is available on this page.
  • Egg Producer Application Forms
    Forms and information for producers seeking full accreditation and for small commercial egg producers (who sell eggs but produce less than 20 dozen eggs in any week) are available on this page.


Contact

Food Safety Program - Eggs
PO Box 46
KINGS MEADOWS TAS 7249 TAS 7249
Phone: 03 6777 2174, 1300 368 550 (local call cost within Australia)
Fax: 03 6343 2833
Email: Egg.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au